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GEF Mercury Initial Assessment Project
February 24, 2016

GEF Mercury Initial Assessmen ...

​GEF Mercury Initial Assessment Project for Mauritius – Holding of Inception Workshop   The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a major international treaty aiming at protecting human health and the environment from anthropogenic (man-made) releases of mercury and mercury compounds. The Treaty was signed by the Republic of Mauritius in October 2013. The Convention provides for several me...

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Information On Customs Training Workshop
February 24, 2016

Information On Customs Traini ...

​INFORMATION ON CUSTOMS TRAINING WORKSHOP   The Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development, and Disaster and Beach Management (MoESDDBM) in collaboration with Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA)organised a workshop on “Capacity Building of Customs Officers on tracking of illegal trade of substances controlled under the Montreal Protocol”” from 22 to 23 February 2016 at theMRA Mu...

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Embellishing& Greening Mauritius, Africa and Planet Earth
January 13, 2016

Embellishing& Greening Maurit ...

​The Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Disaster & Beach Management has embarked on the “Embellishing & Greening Mauritius, Africa and Planet Earth” campaign  together withthe Local Authorities, the private sector including SKAL  International (Mauritius),  other stakeholders and  the following Ministries: Ministry of Tourism and External Communications; M...

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Biocaching Project
October 23, 2015

Biocaching Project

​Press Conference by the Hon J.R.Dayal, Minister of Environment Sustainable Development, and Disaster and Beach Management, on 23 October 2015 on the Biocaching Project   What is Biocaching?  Biocaching is a concept under development and aims to be an educative game, based on observing and taking pictures of natural species in both the terrestrial and marine environment. ...

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25
Sep
Start Time:Sep 25, 2015|Category: Public

Inauguration of Fixed Ambient Air Monitoring Stations

Inauguration of Fixed Ambient Air Monitoring Stations As enforcing agency for air quality, the Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development, and Disaster and Beach Management has embarked on a project of setting up a network of fixed stations to monitor continuously the ambient air in different regions of the island.The above project will enable our Ministry and our citizens to be better informed about the air quality and the level of pollution prevailing in the Island. The air quality data generated through this project will help the Government in policy decisions in the event of air quality degradation at relevant regions. Annual mean average concentration of dusts (PM ...

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19
May
Start Time:May 19, 2015|Category: Public

World Environment Day 2015

World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round and climax on 5 June every year. WED celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages concrete actions.  The WED theme 2015 is "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." This theme is a call for the global community to consume the planet’s resources in a responsible and sustainable manner in order to ensure the well-being of humanity, t ...

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22
Jan
Start Time:Jan 22, 2015

Tree Planting at SSR

Tree Planting For Clean Air Campaign   The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in collaboration with other Governmental bodies and institutions, the private sector and Non-Governmental Organisations, has embarked on a “Tree Planting for Clean Air Campaign” with a target to plant 150,000 trees across the island over the period 2014-2015. Its main objective is to raise awareness about the benefits that trees have on our natural environment.   The importance of trees is very well known. Trees not only remove harmful chemicals from the soil, but also help to reduce greenhouse gases by acting as carbon sink, control soil erosion, embellish the natural landsc ...

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19
Sep
Start Time:Sep 19, 2014|Category: Public

Sustainable Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants

​ Sustainable Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Mauritius Training Workshop on Sound Management of Chemicals   The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development is organising a series of eight half-day training workshops on the 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 29th September 2014 and 1st , 2nd, 3rd and 6th October 2014, at the Voilà Hotel, Bagatelle, under the project ‘Sustainable Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Mauritius’. This project is in line with the Stockholm Convention to which Mauritius is party.   The project was initiated in 2008 with the objective of removing POPs from the environment of Mauritius and developing alternative strategies for ...

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15
Sep
Start Time:Sep 15, 2014

International Day For Preservation Of Ozone Layer 2014

The United Nations General Assembly declared 16 September of each year "The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer" to commemorate the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and to promote activities in accordance with the objectives of the Protocol and its amendments. The theme for this year's celebration is " Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On ".To mark this event the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development is organising the following activities:   a.  Regional “Training of Trainers” Workshop in collaboration with the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) and United Nation ...

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